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Kiwanis Club of Esquimalt members receive recongition from Township of Esquimalt for community service

Esquimalt Council 2013 Volunteer Recognition Event

On December 9, 2013 Esquimalt Council recognized the work of local volunteers at a special event in Council Chambers.

Members: Dodie Negrich and Beulah Addicott

Kiwanis Club of Esquimalt members receive recongition from Town of Esquimalt

The Esquimalt Kiwanis Club started in 1977 and has a current membership of 19.

As posted on the Esquimalt community website:

In addition to supporting Kiwanis International in its efforts through the Eliminate Project (working with UNICEF to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus), local Kiwanis clubs donate their time and the funds they raise to support amazing groups right here, in our own backyard.

Kiwanis tries to serve children and youth using two approaches. One attempts to improve the quality of life directly through activities promoting health, education, etc. The other tries to encourage leadership and service among youth.

Kiwanis members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged, and care for the sick.

Members are involved in a variety of projects that involve fundraising, community service, and helping children both locally and worldwide.

Here in Esquimalt, the Kiwanis are involved in volunteering with Child Find BC, providing books for the Storytelling Festival, participating in the parade, and hosting the Christmas tree sales and chipping, just to name a few.

They encourage new members, particularly younger members to bring a fresh perspective.

To volunteer, contact Dodie Negrich @ 250-380-4092.